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First Folio Theatre


1717 W 31st St

Oak Brook, Illinois



First Folio Theatre


There was never any doubt that David Rice and Alison Vesely had the passion necessary to open and operate their own theater. Afterall, the lifelong Chicagoland residents met while working on a production together. Now married with a daughter in DuPage County, they had dedicated their lives to the arts and were well-versed in what it would take to be successful.

Always up for a challenge, the couple launched First Folio with a performance of The Tempest on an outdoor stage at the scenic Mayslake Peabody Estate Forest Preserve in the summer of 1997.



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